11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This is a work of epic lunacy. It is a wonderful jaunt into the world of absurdity and is so much more entertaining than the majority of other philosophical or pseudo-occult banality I have encountered oft before.
One of the themes you meet early on is that the world, or life and whatnot, is taken to be more serious that it really ought to. A fact seemingly lost on the other reviewer. You will be told about the Greyfaces that love nothing more than being ultra-square, keeping things ordered and making sure you don't deviate from their little plan. This is very useful. Especially when people start name dropping supposed intellectuals into book reviews.
Another, and the heart of… Read more
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
, 10 Nov 2008
I have owned Opinel knives for most of my 31 years, and all have been fantastic. The one sitting in front of me now has been in service for nigh on 15 years and is still going strong. The blade may have some pitting, but the edge on it is excellent.
For the Opinel's price range there is nothing better. No blades at these prices come close to their ease of sharpening, edge retention and outright performance. The wooden handle is comfortable and more than up to the job these knives were intended for.
The swelling mentioned in another review isn't much of a concern, nor is the blade tarnishing issue (if it is to you, go for the stainless blade option). These trivial… Read more